Cailin Lowry

I like puppies, scruffy male faces, good music, and the color purple. In my spare time, I can be found aimlessly wandering around downtown LA and watching movies on Netflix. My less USC-centric writing can be found at http://cailinlowry.wordpress.com.
April 25, 2012

Childhood Dreams: Way Less Cool Now

1.     Riding the Magic School Bus As a five-year-old, the idea of learning about the human body from inside the human body was basically the coolest thing ever (besides Barbie Jeeps). Ms. Frizzle was that quirky teacher – she’s kind of like the 90s version of Zooey Deschanel, minus the doe-eyes and singing abilities –... MORE »

April 18, 2012

Which USC Building Would YOU Date?

Doheny 80 (but I promise, she doesn’t look a day over 21) / Female / Single? Doheny enjoys long walks on the metaphorical beach, cuddling, and telling boys that she’d really like to “just be friends.” She’s completely out of your league and always will be, what with her sexy marble floors and beautiful oak... MORE »

April 4, 2012

Confessions of a Postmodern Baby, Part I

If you’ve taken CTCS-190 with Professor Casper, you definitely looked at the title of this article and half smiled, then nodded or rolled your eyes – probably depending on what your final grade in the class was*. If you have not taken CTCS-190 (Intro to Cinema), allow me to enlighten you with some Dr. Drew... MORE »

March 28, 2012

The Hunger Games, USC Style

If you didn’t contribute to The Hunger Games chowing down (har har har) $152.5 million at the box office this weekend, I congratulate you. Not really though because I saw it twice (i.e. I really liked it) and encourage “It’s a Battle Royale rip-off!!!” naysayers to stop whining. Anyway, I walked away from the movie... MORE »

March 21, 2012

Coming Clean: Private Sessions on Spotify

I have impeccable taste in music. (Much like my impeccable taste in outfits and headwear). Since everyone knows this and subsequently spends hours tracking what I listen to on Spotify (via that semi-annoying [but you know you like it] “publish to profile” feature), I am hyperaware of how my impeccable taste is presented to all... MORE »

March 17, 2012

All-Nighters and Being Single: A Commensurable Analysis

It is 4:48am and rather than write my paper on the commensurability (or lack thereof) of paradigms in scientific revolution (don’t lie, I just impressed the hell out of you*), I am here writing this article. It is late. I want to sleep. I want to sleep more than basically anything – in this moment,... MORE »

February 28, 2012

The Five Students You’ll Meet at Explore USC

Once a year, USC becomes partially populated by wide-eyed, well-accomplished high school seniors*. We know they’re not in college yet. It’s obvious from the endearingly bushytailed quality about them. Explore students are much like our campus squirrels (yes, I am taking personal ownership in USC’s squirrel population ““ I really miss my dog, okay?), but... MORE »

February 22, 2012

USC Ruins Movies, Devastates Writer

USC has ruined movies* for me. Despite being a film major, it wasn’t the School of Cinematic Arts that destroyed the mirage Hollywood created in my pre-college days. Instead, I hold Bovard, Trousdale, Doheny, and VKC accountable. Hell, even Taper and GFS had a hand in killing the magic of movies. I present to you... MORE »

February 14, 2012

How to Woo a USC Girl (By A USC Girl)

Despite my disdain for Valentine’s Day, I recognize that some people are desperately seeking companionship on Hallmark’s most successful day of the year. I am a girl who goes to USC, therefore I am officially an expert on how every other female who attends this fine university feels, thinks, and acts. (We can ignore the fact that precisely zero... MORE »